Sunday, October 31, 2010

New time this week

The Armstrong team drew 4-4 with Malahide last week:
This leaves us mid-table, not a bad start to the season.

We'll be having a blitz tournament during our club night this Thursday, not Tuesday. It'll still be 7 o'clock in the maths seminar room.

See you then,

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Busy Week

Mixed results last week. The Armstrong team lost 5-3 to Dublin. It was a very close match, 3-3 with 10 minutes in the games left and both games could have gone both ways. The scorecard looks like this:

The Ennis team did brilliantly in their first match, winning 4-2 away against Bray/Greystones. A few debuts in there, making it even more impressive, well done guys! Here's their scorecard:

1. James Vaughan 1412  1-0 T. Conlon 1531
2. Colin Power 1251        0-1 G. Curran 1450
3. John Shanley 1034      1-0 T. Malone 1406
4. Laurence Bergez         1-0 T. Jamowski 1382
5. Diego Lionello             1-0 M. Finnegan 1342
6. Fabian Helm               0-1 E. Wallace 1303

Club night as usual on Tuesday, see you then,

Sunday, October 17, 2010

DU -v- St Benildus

Good result last Wednesday night, with the Armstrong team beating a higher rated St.Benildus 4.5-3.5. All the games were very close near the start, slightly better on a few and slightly worse on few boards. A lot of the games went right down to the wire, with some of our players being more than a little lucky in time scrambles. Rory being given a free rook, and Tim winning a free piece so I'm told. After those games finished, the score was 3.5 each with James left playing in a rook and pawn against rook ending. He duly converted, and we'd pulled of what might be considered an upset!

Here's the full scorecard:

We also had a small tournament in the club last Tuesday, here's how it went:
Well done Ziggy!

Both teams have matches this week, so we'll be looking to keep up the good form. Club night as usual on Tuesday. New post sometime after the matches hopefully, with maybe an interesting game aswell.